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Oracle Wins Appeal Against Google, APIs CAN Be Copyrighted

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You may recall that in the middle of 2010, Google and Oracle began a bitter and somewhat protracted battle in court to decide whether Google infringed on Oracle’s patents during the creation of Android. Essentially, this all boiled down to the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted. But in the middle of 2012, Judge William Alsup ruled that these APIs were not copyrightable. And by doing so, the first chapter or Oracle vs Google came to a close.

Of course back then, we all expected that Oracle would appeal this ruling—and so they did. Now, a three-judge panel in the US Court of Appeals ruled to reinstate a jury’s finding of infringement on 37 Java API packages. But now. . . READ ON »

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This Week in Development – Quick Take: Google vs Oracle – XDA TV

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In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his Memorial Day weekend to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. In some exciting Android and patent news, Jordan talks about the Google versus Oracle debate. Jordan mentions a couple neat developments on the XDA-Developers Forum, from the Facelock Face Recognition Locking App for Gingerbread and getting Android notifications on your desktop with DeskNotifier. Jordan then talks about the Custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Desire S.

Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip video on XDA TV. So check out this Memorial Day episode of XDA TV. XDA TV and its staff thanks the families and troops that gave their lives for . . . READ ON »

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Google Beats Oracle in Court, Android Users Rejoice

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We’ve been closely monitoring the growing patent dispute between tech titans Google and Oracle from various perspectives. Fans of Google’s mobile OS can now breathe a little easier as Google has officially triumphed, with a jury dismissing most of the charges against the company. In dispute were two patents that Oracle claims Google infringed upon involving core Java API’s. Even though the jury found that Google infringed on the patents, they were not unanimous on the matter of fair use. Therefore, all but two of the charges were dismissed, with Google paying a predetermined fine for each of them.

While not a perfect victory, Google has finally managed to stave off the ravenous gree. . . READ ON »

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This Week in Development: Apple, HTC, Google, Oracle, Motorola and Samsung – XDA TV

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This week on the XDA Portal, we saw many important stories. To give a run down of these stories, XDA TV Producer Jordan returns with another episode of This Week in Development.

Jordan mentions the Apple versus HTC patent wars and court battles. In more big, rich companies versus other rich companies news, Jordan updates us on the Oracle versus Google trial. In more Google news, the limit on device deauthorization on Google Music is discussed. The lamentable actions by Motorola and the locking down of their devices is mentioned. Finally, Jordan urges you to go check out  XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler’s Galaxy Nexus tear down and unboxing.. . . READ ON »

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Update on the Oracle Versus Google Trial

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The case which, was proclaimed by some to end Android or raise the prices of future Android devices, is turning out more favorable by the day for Google and its star OS. If you haven’t already read our primer on the topic, now would be a good time to do so.

At the end of the day on Tuesday, the closing statements for phase 2 of the trial were issued by each side and a rather humerous transaction between Oracle and the Judge took place.

Quoted from Groklaw:

Judge: We heard the testimony of Mr. Bloch. I couldn’t have told you the first thing about Java before this problem. I have done, and still do, a significant amount of programming in other languages. I’ve written blocks of code like rangeCheck a hund

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